Monday Morning Musings:
Dawn blush lightens the grey
over the rippling river
heron poses in sunrise salutation
in silvered blues
through shadows to light
waves roll out and slide back in
the moon waxes and wanes,
and time flows,
through tide pools
reflecting clouds and light,
giving shelter to dreams.
Today is Yom Kippur, so I’m not going to do a usual MMM post. I don’t want to discuss politics, or even my past week. With so much awfulness in the world–and more likely to come–I felt an especial need for beauty this morning. I was fortunate. As soon as I walked into the park, I saw these two young deer. Then I saw the heron, and the beauty of the sky took my breath away. Magic moments. Wishing some beauty, love, kindness–and magic, too, to all of you in the coming year.
My walking partner is celebrating Yom Kippur today, but in an alternate way this year. Thanks for sharing your peaceful pics.
Thank you, Marian.
You know I’m not religious, but today seemed to call for some reflection. I’m not sure what you mean about your friend, but I’m glad you had a good walk.
“An alternate way” meant to her social distancing.
Oh. Got it.
Thank you for sharing your walk with us, Merril. I enjoyed your video of the sweet deer on Instagram, too.
Thank you very much, Jill.
It was fascinating.. Enjoyed it.. 😁👍🤘
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Fitting photos and words. Indeed time for reflection. (K)
Thanks so much, Kerfe. For some reason, I didn’t see this comment.
Deer, heron and that beautiful sky are so much more satisfying than watching two old men grimacing on the TV.
I saw your heron today. We were coming home, just coming out of the alley of plane trees leading into town and he/she flew right in front of us like a low-flying aircraft. Her/his feet touched the windscreen. No harm done. I’ve never seen one so close!
Thank you. I love that “my” heron visits you, too. (Not surprising.) 😀 It must be why I didn’t see him/her today. Probably tired after that journey.
Might be resting up after that near miss with the car too 🙂
Yes, that’s true!
Such a beautiful post, Merril. It’s always nice when we take time to just be in the moment and enjoy nature’s gifts. A break from politics and the ugly around us is not a bad thing, either.
Thank you very much, Dale. Yes, I have to de-stress sometimes.
We all do, my friend!
Gorgeous poetry, a tranquil post
Thank you so much, Jude!
You found beauty and created some
Thank you very much, Derrick!
The first picture is just breathtaking. I can only imagine what the scene must have been like to experience in person. I read “Heron at Red Bank Battlefield” as a benediction. It’s a true gift of a poem, and I thank you for it.
Thank you so much, Liz. It was sort of like a benediction or a gift of nature to have this scene.
You’re welcome, Merril.
Such a beautiful poem! The photo is amazing! Thank you for sharing the magic with us, and for reminding us to keep dreaming, keep looking ahead, keep our focus on all the beauty God has gifted us with.
Thank you so much, Linda!
I’m not a believer, but I do appreciate and welcome the beauty of nature.
Cheers to you Merril! This is simply lovely.
May many magic moments befall you!
Thank you so much. And to you!